27 March 2020 – Funding to contact tracing app and digital technologies

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: NOK 80 million has been allocated to three digitalisation initiatives. Some of this is allocated to a mobile app that is being developed for contact tracing – identifying people who have had close contact with infected patients. The digital solution for people to report their own symptoms, launched by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, is to be further developed. Funding will also be provided for remote medical consultations and follow-up of patients at home using video communication.
Full details here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/norways-health-related-measures-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/id2695470/